Catholic Care launches its Community Market initiative. 

At Catholic Care we know that many people are struggling with financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have over the last 8 months spoken to many parents who have sadly lost their jobs. The impact of this has been devastating, leaving many feeling unable to feed their families for the first time. Supporting families positively with dignity is the aim of our community markets. Customers are given a choice of fresh baked goods, fruit and vegetables along with cupboard staples such as rice, pasta and beans. Our friendly staff make every customer feel valued and cared for. We are currently operating in five schools, St Anthony’s Beeston, Holy Rosary and St Anne’s Harehills, St Nicholas Gipton, Corpus Christi Halton Moor, English Martyrs Wakefield and St Winifred’s Church Hall Bradford. We are working in partnership with our school communities, FareShare, Neighbourly and Warburton’s. Through these partnerships we are distributing surplus supermarket food and preventing it from going to landfill. We plan to expand this service to include more school communities. If you are interested in supporting us with this work please contact Janet Kent 07739975008